Y9 Problem Solving Day 13 July 2017

Stage: 3

Date: Thursday 13 July 2017, 10am - 3pm

Venue: Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge CB3 0WA

NRICH activity Nine Colours

This free event for Y9 students aims to help students develop their mathematical reasoning, problem solving and perseverance, by exploring engaging mathematical activities in new contexts. The day is designed to help students develop their mathematical problem solving skills at the start of their journey exploring the GCSE curriculum, and to encourage the further study of mathematics at A-level and beyond.

The day consists of a mixture of highly interactive mathematical activity talks and hands-on problem-solving workshops led by the NRICH team. There will also be opportunities for accompanying staff to talk to the NRICH team and gather ideas for embedding problem-solving in the GCSE Mathematics curriculum.


Outline programme for the day:

09.30 - 10.00:      Arrival and registration
10.00 - 11:00:      Talk: 'Paper Folding With a Purpose'
11.00 - 11:15:      Break
11.15 - 12:00:      Problem-solving Workshop 1
12.00 - 12:45:      Lunch (lunch will be provided free of charge)
12.45 - 13:30:      Problem-solving Workshop 2
13.30 - 13:45:      Break
13.45 - 14:30:      Problem-solving Workshop 3
14:30 - 15:00:      Final plenary session
3.00pm:      End and depart

How to book:

Please note there has been a very high level of interest in this event and it is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, to be notified if any places become available, please click on the link below:

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This event is for students currently coming to the end of Y9, especially those who might perhaps go on to consider studying mathematics at A-level.

Please note: This event is open to state schools/academies only, and places must be pre-booked. Thanks to generous Widening Participation funding from the University of Cambridge, the day is free to attend. 

Schools are welcome to bring up to a maximum of 30 students, subject to availability of places, plus accompanying teachers (all groups must be accompanied by at least one supervising teacher for every 15 students). Please read the cancellation policy on the registration page before booking.